KOOL 97.1 FM & 910 AM, WGTO

Larry Langford

Owner and Chief Engineer

Jonathan "The Wildman" Wildes

Program Director

 

  • WGTO (branded as KOOL 97.1 FM & 910 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Hits format

 

  • It is licensed to Cassopolis, Michigan broadcasting on AM frequency 910 and South Bend, Indiana on FM Frequency. It is under ownership of Langford Broadcasting LLC. The Programming includes The Waking Up With The Wildman Show from 6-8 (Which includes The 8 O'Clock 60's Rewind), and Swap Shop with Toni "The Tiger" Eubanks from 9-10 . The remainder of the programming is courtesy of Westwood One's Classic Hits Feed.

 

  • WGTO is also one of the few West Michigan AM Stations operating in C-Quam AM Stereo.

 

  • WGTO was designed and built by longtime Chicago radio personality Larry Langford in 1987 as WLLJ. WGTO is the last station to be built under the AM daytime rules of the Federal Communications Commission. After the Construction Permit for this station was authorized in 1986 no further applications were accepted for stations wanting to operate Daytime Only.

 

  • WGTO uses 2 Towers in a directional pattern. The station operates at 1,000 watts Daytime Power, and 35 watts Nighttime Power.

 

  • In June 2016, the FM translator moved to a new frequency of 97.1 MHz with call sign W246DV. The new translator broadcasts with an ERP of 250 watts, the maximum allowed for translators, and extends WGTO's FM coverage from the immediate Cassopolis/Dowagiac area to include a larger portion of southwestern Michigan as well as the South Bend, and Elkhart, Indiana area.

 

WGTO 910 AM Day Power

WGTO 910 AM Night Power

W246DV 97.1 FM